Man builds restaurant for stray dogs

It was such a simple and effective idea that it's a surprise no one had thought of it before. Unhappy with how stray dogs and cats were being treated in his city, Brazilian salesman João Araújo used recycled material to create an independent feeding spot for them. 

Facebook/João Araujo

Open day and night, his “restaurant” provides food and clean water for stray animals.

Facebook/Vanielle Paiva

Facebook/Vanielle Paiva

The project, named after an old government campaign called "Zero Hunger," worked so successfully that he was able to set up restaurants in other parts of the city.

Facebook/Brito Thata

Facebook/Vanielle Paiva

However, it was not all plain sailing for João and a number of his feeding spots were stolen. With the support of the city’s inhabitants, he refused to back down. His response to the thieves was simple: "They steal one, I build another two."

All of his hard work and dedication paid off and similar projects were organized in other cities across Brazil.

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Facebook/João Araujo 

These sorts of initiatives really do show the best in humanity. What a generous act from João!

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